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University of Nevada, Reno —
Wintermester Tour to Bangladesh

CHS 494/692 Field Studies in Public Health/Independent Study in Health Education: Bangladesh

Dates: TBA

The course will allow students to complete a 100-hour internship with the Duwell Medical Foundation in Bangladesh during Wintermester 2015, focusing on environmental health issues including chemical characterization of arsenic levels in drinking water, enumeration of health effects associated with chronic arsenic exposure, and remediation of residential water supplies with high arsenic loads. Students will learn the importance of culture, education, and inclusion through hands-on experience. Students will apply methods relating to general water quality analysis, determinations of arsenic in drinking water, and water treatment for arsenic removal. Learn to develop knowledge to innovate the effective solutions to public health problems through field studies experience and to effectively communicate their work through the creation of a project film.

Bangladesh riverbank

Class Notes:

Open ONLY to students traveling to Bangladesh. Pre-Requisites: CHS 494: CHS 345R; senior standing. $200 non-refundable deposit must be paid to obtain permission to register in this program. Deposit is applied toward total program fees of $2,955. All fees are required to be paid in full prior to course start date. Note: A portion of program fees may be used to pay hosting expenses. 

$2,955 fee includes:

  • 3 UG credits, accommodations in Bangladesh, in country ground transportation, and research supplies.

Participants are responsible for: required visa/travel documents, transportation to/from Bangladesh, university application fee if applicable, meals, all personal activity expenses, and any incidentals.

  • Mandatory Orientation: TBA
  • WebCampus course work: TBA
  • Bangladesh on-site course work: TBA

It is recommended each student register for the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program. A free service provided by the U.S. Department of State.